Law of Physics broken!!

No, it isn’t any of the laws of thermodynamics – a group in Bristol has broken the “Wiedemann-Franz Law”. This law states that the ratio of the electronic contribution – how much is contributed by the electrons – to the thermal conductivity and the electrical conductivity of a metal is proportional to the temperature. The original article ishere.

A potential application of this, going by the Physorg article and the comments on it, is as an insulator OR in transporting heat – i.e. as a heat sink – especially with more heat-intensive machinery such as supercomputers. I have no idea, however, when this will happen.


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I'm a physics graduate, sci-fi writer, budding game designer, and amateur human.

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